2009 Teyssier, Chateau Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML

  • WA 92
  • IWC 90

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$27.94

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Reg: $29.94

$27.94

This product is
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WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2012
The flagship property of Jonathan Maltus (his residence as well) this is the best Teyssier I have ever tasted. A tribute to his efforts this blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc over-achieves even in a great vintage... The flagship property of Jonathan Maltus (his residence as well) this is the best Teyssier I have ever tasted. A tribute to his efforts this blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc over-achieves even in a great vintage like 2009. Opaque blue/purple with notes of charcoal blackberry cassis and spring flowers as well as a hint of subtle background oak. the wine is opulent sumptuously textured dense pure and multi-dimensional. It should drink well for at least a decade or more.
IWC 90
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2012
(merlot with some cabernet franc): Bright ruby-red. Lively slightly medicinal aromas of cassis blackberry licorice and flowers. Supple sweet and nicely concentrated with intense primary dark berry flavors showing... (merlot with some cabernet franc): Bright ruby-red. Lively slightly medicinal aromas of cassis blackberry licorice and flowers. Supple sweet and nicely concentrated with intense primary dark berry flavors showing excellent focus. Finishes with suave tannins very good length and a lightly medicinal herbal quality. The best Teyssier to date by a clear margin.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Emilion
Vintage 2009

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Chateau Teyssier is one of the largest selling Saint Emilion Grand Crus. The wine is made to high standards using the same equipment and methods that are used for the estate’s top-end single vineyard wines.

It is a blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc from a number of parcels based in the South West plain of the Saint Emilion appellation. This soil/terroir being mainly sand over, in certain areas, crasse de fer (iron deposits) helps make the wine approachable.

Winery

Teyssier, Chateau

Chateau Teyssier, in the heart of the Saint Emilion appellation, dates back to the 1700’s. In 1994, it was acquired by Jonathan Maltus, an Englishman by way of South Africa, and a pioneer in the 'garagiste' revolution of the 1990's.

When Maltus acquired the property, the vineyard was just fourteen acres and the estate was in need of renovation. Today, Teyssier is nearly ten times its former size and has a state-of-the-art winery. A large part of the vineyards are situated amongst Cru Classe terroir on the hills hugging the village of Saint Emilion.

The Chateau produces eight Saint-Emilion wines, ranging from the estate wines Chateau Teyssier and Chateau Laforge, as well as limited-release single vineyard wines Le Dome, Le Carre, Les Asteries, and Vieux Chateau Mazerat. Maltus has also ventured into Napa Valley, with single-vineyard wines produced under the World's End label.